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PUENTE ANNUAL REPORT 2019 Year Ended June 30


TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO PUENTE: OUR MISSION, MODEL & GOALS

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TECHNOLOGY TO EXPOSE & MONITOR COMMUNITY NEEDS

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PARTNERSHIPS TO STRENGTHEN OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT

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IMPACT DESIGNED TO DRIVE GENERATIONAL CHANGES

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FINANCIALS FROM THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED US IN YEAR ONE


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INTRODUCTION: WE ARE PUENTE WE PROVIDE MOBILE DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS SOFTWARE USED TO IDENTIFY, MAP & PRIORITIZE COMMUNITY NEEDS • Local volunteers use our platform to survey fellow residents and share needs data with NGOs • NGOs use our platform to make better decisions on which needs to address & how to address them

WE ENABLE COLLABORATION BETWEEN NGOs & LOCAL LEADERS WHO CAN SOLVE BIGGER PROBLEMS WORKING TOGETHER • We help NGOs and local leaders work as teammates to maximize their collective impact • Our local networks of data and development leaders serve as central hubs that bring everyone onto the same page


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WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE, USING OUR OWN DATA TO DESIGN & IMPLEMENT COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES • Our team cares deeply about the real impact of our platform – not just “data for the sake of data” • To showcase that impact, we actively lead projects alongside community leaders and bring partner NGOs onboard when they can be additive

WE BELIVE IN THE SCALABILITY & IMPACT POTENTIAL OF OUR MODEL IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & BEYOND • Our technology platform can currently be used throughout Latin America and beyond • Our model for creating collaboration through localized networks can be packaged and redeployed in other regions


CASE STUDY | LOS GAJITOS IN ~3 MONTHS, PUENTE BROUGHT 26 BATHROOMS & 39 WATER FILTERS1 TO THE COMMUNITY OF LOS GAJITOS. THE PROJECT WAS ONLY POSSIBLE THANKS TO KEY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ACROSS OUR NETWORK: PUENTE VOLUNTEERS (trained Fall 2018) found the community and surveyed residents hoping to validate a housing repairs project DATA from volunteer surveys showed that the community’s most pressing need was sanitation infrastructure, not housing

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DONORS gave Puente the ability to execute quickly, funding 3 bathrooms in the first week of our project and 10 in total PARTNERS injected additional capital and resources to take the project to new heights

EVERY PILLAR OF PUENTE’S PLATFORM IS ESSENTIAL. THE SYNERGIES BETWEEN DATA, VOLUNTEERS, AND PARTNERSHIP NETWORKS MAY NOT BE OBVIOUS, BUT THESE COMPONENTS INTERTWINED TO CREATE A PATH FORWARD IN LOS GAJITOS. WE VIEW OUR MODEL AS A UNIFIED PLATFORM TO ENABLE BETTER DEVELOPMENT.

$3,460

From Puente donors

$3,446 + $6,525 + From Puente partners From Residents


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1. Metrics reflect outcomes of a project designed & funded late in our FY 2019 fiscal year. As of 6/30/19, 20 bathrooms had been constructed & 24 filters distributed. The project has continued to expand since year-end. 2. 44% of water filter recipients reported recent and/or chronic gastrointestinal problems prior to receiving filters.

COMMUNITIES COMING TOGETHER: THE STORY OF DOÑA MERCEDES

39%

Lacked bathroom access

68%

Drank unfiltered water

44%

Suffered from frequent gastrointestinal issues2

Friends of the DR Provided a $4,965 grant to fund 16 bathrooms

Constanza Medical Missions Financed 80% of the water filter costs for residents

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Bathrooms constructed1

After the death of her husband, Doña Mercedes fell on tough times – financially & emotionally. Desperately needing a new bathroom but unable to afford the labor cost (typically contributed by recipients), her neighbors answered the call. Fellow community residents cobbled together the money Doña Mercedes needed for her bathroom, then volunteered to help with construction in their spare time.

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Water filters distributed1


MOBILE DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY


PUENTE’S TECHNOLOGY GIVES LOCALS A VOICE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY’S DEVELOPMENT. IT IS PRIMAILY USED TO SURVEY RESIDENTS + MAP RESPONSES TO PINPOINT WHERE NEEDS EXIST.

HOW OUR TECH WAS USED IN YEAR ONE 160 Surveyors Linked to

4 NGOs

Surveyed

5,697 Dominicans 2,273

2,568

Reported health problems

Reported environmental conditions

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HOW DOES OUR TECH WORK? FOLLOW THIS SIMPLE FLOW CHART COLLECT DATA BY SURVEYING TARGET COMMUNITIES WITH THE PUENTE APP

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MONTITOR IMPACT BY RESURVEYING COMMUNITIES TO TRACK KEY INDICATORS

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ANALYZE + MAP DATA IN REAL-TIME TO FIND & PRIORITIZE NEEDS

LEVERAGE DATA TO PLAN PROJECTS & WRITE FUNDING PROPOSALS


WHY DOES OUR TECH MATTER? HERE’S WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY “The greatest challenge in operating a Medical Mission is trying to determine where your efforts should be focused. Working with Puente allows us to make better, data-driven decisions” - PAUL VITELLO | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONSTANZA MEDICAL MISSION “By providing us with the tools to visualize and use the data we collect, Puente’s technology will allow us to shape our intervention to more appropriately meet the population’s needs” - DR. DARREN EBLOVI | MEDICAL DIRECTOR ONE WORLD SURGERY “Puente’s technology has allowed us to provide better care to our patients and make better decisions about the future of our organization” - GREG RUDOLPH| MISSION DIRECTOR WORLD OUTREACH FOUNDATION


PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATION WORLD OUTREACH FOUNDATION worldoutreachfoundation.org

• Provides free healthcare services to select underserved communities, including Constanza • Puente’s app allows WOF to catalog and track patients over a multi-year timeframe • Puente recruits local providers to work alongside WOF’s doctors and care for patients year-round

ONE WORLD SURGERY oneworldsurgery.org

• Provides access to high quality surgical care globally; recently expanded to San Pedro de Macoris • Puente’s app is helping OWS understand the needs of local communities as they expand to the DR • OWS uses their data to reach more critical patients with free primary and surgical care services


“IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT PROVIDING SERVICES TO A COMMUNITY IN THE DR, YOU NEED TO WORK WITH PUENTE” JERRY SMITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WORLD OUTREACH FOUNDATION

CONSTANZA MEDICAL MISSION constanzamission.org

• Supports Constanza through collaborative efforts to improve health + access to clean water • Puente’s data helps CMM find Constanza-area families in need of clean water filters • Puente volunteers educate filter recipients on the importance of clean water + healthy lifestyles

FRIENDS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC fotdr.org

• Provide grants to support projects and programs involving Peace Corps Volunteers, their Dominican project partners, and (now) Puente • Supported Puente’s bathrooms project in Los Gajitos with a $4,965 grant – the largest in the organization’s history to date


PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT IMPROVING MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS SHORT-TERM MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS INVOLVE FOREIGN DOCTORS VISITING UNDERSERVED AREAS TO OFFER HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO PEOPLE IN NEED. WE PARTNER WITH MEDICAL MISSION PROVIDERS TO HELP THEM PLAN TRIPS MORE EFFICIENTLY AND CONNECT PATIENTS TO YEARROUND CARE. HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR STRATEGIES FOR MAKING THE MOST OF SHORT-TERM MEDICAL MISSIONS: LEVERAGE DATA TO SELECT SITES & PREDICT MEDICATION NEEDS. One Puente partner saw 5X more patients at their clinics after using our data to find a more populated, impoverished community to serve. INVOLVE LOCAL PROVIDERS so patients have a plan in place after visitors leave. We recruited 8 local doctors to work a recent mission trip, and many patients diagnosed on that trip now regularly visit local clinics. TRACK PATIENT OUTCOMES with Puente’s software by logging data from all mission trips and patient interactions in a centralized portal. After all, you can’t improve until you understand what really works. SUPPORT OTHER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES that make communities safer and healthier for residents. These interventions support the long-term goal of negating the need for short-term mission trips.


“I’ve organized medical missions all over the world for the last 30 years, and this is the first time things have felt perfect. What you’re doing with data makes this sustainable -- you have to know the community’s needs to really help them. - DR. RICHARD JOHNSTON CEO | USMD HEALTH SYSTEM


IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS


PUENTE LEADS GRASSROOTS INITIATIVES AND HELPS PARTNERS MAXIMIZE THEIR IMPACT. WE CREATE CHANGE TODAY WHILE BUILDING SCALABLE ASSETS FOR FUTURE BENEFIT. PROJECTS LED BY PUENTE • OUR VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM TEACHES LOCALS ABOUT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES & PROCESSES TO CREATE MORE CAPABLE COMMUNITY LEADERS IN AREAS WHERE WE WORK • 16 VOLUNTEERS GRADUATED IN YEAR ONE • WE PROVIDED BATHROOMS AND WATER FILTERS TO DOZENS OF FAMILIES IN LOS GAJITOS THAT PREVIOUSLY DEFECATED INTO BAGS AND DRANK PARASITE-INFESTED TAP WATER

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARTNER PROJECTS • CONSTANZA MEDICAL MISSIONS USES OUR DATA TO DISTRIBUTE WATER FILTERS. OUR VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE TRAINING ON HOW TO USE THE FILTERS + WHY THEY MATTER FOR HEALTH & WELL-BEING. • WORLD OUTREACH FOUNDATION USES OUR APP TO MONITOR CRITICAL PATIENTS YEAR-ROUND. WE HELPED EXPAND THE CAPACITY OF THEIR MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS BY RECRUITING LOCAL DOCTORS TO WORK ALONGSIDE VISITING PHYSICIANS. • ONE WORLD SURGERY USES PUENTE’S APP TO TRACK CRITICAL PATIENTS IN THEIR AREA. THIS ALLOWS VISITING DOCTORS TO SPEND THEIR TIME SEEING PATIENTS RATHER THAN FINDING THEM.


BUILDING LOCAL CAPACITY: PUENTE VOLUNTEERS WE BELIEVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE LED BY THOSE WITH MOST AT STAKE: THE RESIDENTS. OUR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM GIVES MOTIVATED RESIDENTS THE KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND TOOLS THEY NEED TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT. HERE IS WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS LEARN:

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DEFINING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. The course begins with an analysis of how development should look – sustainable, inclusive, etc. What ingredients tend to create successful development projects? What causes projects in your community to succeed or fail? PROJECT PREPARATION: LEARNING HOW TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY. The first step to helping a community is understanding its needs and resources. We review best-practice methods for designing a survey and interpreting/presenting its results.

DATA COLLECTION TOOLS & PRACTICES. Volunteers learn how to use Puente’s mobile app and conduct interviews the right way – safely, confidentially, and respectfully. Hands-on surveying practice begins in this section of the course. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION. Volunteers practice setting goals and indicators, creating budgets, making timelines, and planning maintenance & monitoring activities. In other words, they learn how to complete a development project from start to finish.


WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS? • MOTIVATED COMMUNITY LEADERS IN THE CONSTANZA-AREA (FOR NOW) WITH THE ABILITY AND DESIRE TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE

16 ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS GRADUATED OUR PROGRAM 16-40 AGE RANGE 75% FEMALE WHAT DO THEY DO? • SURVEY RESIDENTS IN NEARBY COMMUNITIES TO FIND WHAT NEEDS & RESOURCES EXIST

1,069

INDIVIDUALS SURVEYED

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COMMUNITIES SURVEYED

• CONTRIBUTE TIME & TALENTS TO HELP OTHER PROJECTS SUCCEED

10+

PUENTE VOLUNTEERS WORK OUR PARTNERS’ MEDICAL MISSIONS (PATIENT INTAKE, TRANSLATION, ETC.)

• SHARE KNOWLEDGE WITH FELLOW RESIDENTS

500+

DOMINICANS HAVE ATTENDED FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS LED BY OUR VOLUNTEERS


FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE GRANTS: $10,000

EARNED REVENUE: $10,176

AWARDS: $500

$63,538

TOTAL YEAR ONE FUNDING

DONATIONS: $42,862

+$33

NET AS

EARNED REVENUE is generated primarily through technology license fees and support services provided to NGO partners. All of our revenue came in the last 6 months of the year, and we expect it to comprise a larger share of our total funding going forward. DONATIONS included 104 contributions from 88 individuals averaging $412 per donation. We are incredibly grateful to all who supported us in our first year! GRANTS includes one unrestricted grant from a family foundation. We aim to receive more grants in the coming year, including specific project funding and unrestricted growth capital. AWARDS includes one cash prize awarded to Puente through the McCloskey New Venture Competition @ University of Notre Dame.


FY 2019 RESULTS & DISCUSSION YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 ALL FIGURES SHOWN IN $USD UNAUDITED & INTERNALLY PREPARED

SALES & MARKETING: $683

OTHER: $624

TECH DEV: $8,612

$30,032

COMMUNITY PROJECTS & PROGRAMMING: $13,147

TOTAL YEAR ONE EXPENSES

3,506

SSETS

OFFICE & ADMIN: $6,967

COMMUNITY PROJECTS & PROGRAMMING includes direct project costs (i.e., Los Gajitos bathroom materials) and costs incurred to support community programs (i.e., printing costs for volunteer training program manuals). Salaries for Puente’s Executive Director and Community Outreach Coordinator (amounting to $9,141) are also included, as these employees spend a majority of their time on community organization and development activities. OFFICE & ADMIN is primarily comprised of rent and utilities (for our Constanza office), and also includes office supplies and other general overhead. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT includes the salary for our sole developer (Hope Tambala) along with hosting, security, and other costs related to our software. SALES & MARKETING includes promotional video production costs, travel costs for meetings with potential partners, and other miscellaneous marketing. OTHER includes legal costs and foreign exchange fees.


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS | FY 2019 Statem ent of F inancial Position

Statem ent of

As of 6 /3 0 /1 9 Assets Cash & Equivalents

C ash F low s from Operat $

Accounts Receivable

10,000

Prepaid Expenses

894 $

3 6 ,6 7 6

Accounts Payable

-

Accrued Expenses

3,171 $

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Restricted

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Unrestricted Note: Fiscal Year Ends June 30

Accounts Receivable

Contributions & Grants Rece

Increase (Decrease) in Opera Accounts Payable Accrued Expenses

N et C ash Provided by Op

N et Assets

Total N et Assets

Decrease (Increase) in Opera

Prepaid Expenses

Liabilities

Total C urrent Liabilities

Change in Net Assets

3,216

Contributions & Grants Receivable Total Assets

22,567

33,506 $

3 3 ,5 0 6

C ash F low s from Investi

C ash & Equiv. @ End of P


ALL FIGURES SHOWN IN $USD UNAUDITED & INTERNALLY PREPARED

Statem ent of Activities

f C ash F low s FY 2019

FY 2019 Revenues

ions $

33,506

Earned Revenue

$

Private Donations

42,862

Awards

ating Assets

eivable

(3,216)

Foundation Grants

(10,000)

Total Revenues

10,176 500 10,000

$

6 3 ,5 3 8

(894)

Operating Ex penses

ating Liabilites 3,171

perations

$

2 2 ,5 6 7

Projects & Programming

4,006

Office & Admin

6,967

IT

758

Sales & Marketing

683

Salaries & Wages ng

Period

None $

16,995

Other

624

Total Operating Ex penses

$

3 0 ,0 3 2

C hange in N et Assets

$

3 3 ,5 0 6

2 2 ,5 6 7

Note: All Unrestricted


FINAL NOTES & GRATITUDE


HUNDREDS OF YOU HAVE SUPPORTED PUENTE BY DONATING, BUYING SHIRTS, SENDING ENCOURAGEMENT, AND SHARING OUR STORY. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO PURSUE OUR DREAMS AND HELP PEOPLE IN NEED. We’d like to end our first annual report by recognizing the friends, relatives, and total strangers who supported Puente this past year. Many of you believed in us when we had nothing but an idea, and without your support Puente would still be just that: an idea. To everyone that donated hard-earned money to support our work: thank you. Much of our motivation comes from the desire to make sure you’re proud of your investment. To everyone that purchased Puente apparel: thank you. Words can’t describe the feeling that comes from seeing friends wear our logo with pride. To those who like our social media posts, forward our newsletters, and check in with our team to see how we’re doing: thank you. Every little show of support seems to strengthen the wind at our backs. We’re proud of our accomplishments in year one, and the best is still to come. Thank you for making it all possible.

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Puente Desarrollo Internacional, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, completed its first fiscal year June 30, 2019. Learn more about what we...

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